2013 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 1 - Saturday April 13, 2013
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Maher Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Brian Robinson and Rob Johnston (RUA)
Turvey Park .... 2.2 .. 2.3 .. 6.8 .. 10.8 (68)
Griffith ............ 4.1 .. 7.7 .. 12.8 .. 16.12 (108)
TURVEY PARK: Doug Feary, Jeff Fletcher, Josh Donaldson; Matthew Ness, Nathan Weldon-Bowen, Brendan Bryce; Jesse Cunningham, Daniel Toose, Vaughan Winnel; Michael Mattingly, Dale Cameron, Riley McPherson; Tom Gaynor, Tom Marlow, Travis Rowley; Will Carroll, Chris Cerato (c-c), Michael Ness; James Leahy, Tom Kenny, Bill Weedon, Lachie McCrae
GRIFFITH: Royce Johns, Richard Malone*, James Taylor*; Jonathon Gastin, Glen Snaidero, Che Jenkins; Tom West, Brandon Mathews*, Daniel Peruzzi, Dean Crack, James Fallon, Mathew Crack; Kris Duncan, James Toscan, James Kennedy*; Joel Gordon*, Guy Orton (c-c), Michael Duncan; Matthew Hogan, Tom Webb, Jack Tyrell, Daniel Moysey*
Turvey Park: T Gaynor 4, T Marlow 3, Matt Ness 2, J Donaldson
Griffith: K Duncan 3, J Kennedy 3, B Mathews 2, D Peruzzi 2, J Fallon, J Toscan, M Duncan, G Orton,
G Snaidero, J Taylor
Turvey Park: C Cerato, Matt Ness, J Fletcher, W. Carroll, T Gaynor, J Winnel
Griffith: G Orton, J Gastin, R Johns, C Jenkins, J Kennedy, M Crack
SENIOR DEBUT: Joel Gordon, James Kennedy, Richard Malone, Brandon Mathews, Daniel Moysey, James Taylor
MILESTONE: Mathew and Dean Crack 100th senior game.
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans will take winning form into “Fev week” after disposing of Turvey Park by 40 points on Saturday in Wagga.
Never in doubt against the reigning RFL wooden spooners, the Swans will now turn their full attention towards arguably their biggest home-and-away clash in years. Brendan Fevola will make his long-awaited one-off appearance in red and white this Sunday, when Griffith host rivals Leeton-Whitton at Exies Oval. And the three-time All-Australian and two-time Coleman Medallist will stroll into the forward line that is firing on all cylinders. Club stalwart Kris Duncan and new recruit James Kennedy booted three goals each against the Bulldog in a performance that has coach Guy Orton licking his lips at the prospect of having the in-form pair feeding off Fevola’s scraps.
‘There’re not many backline players (in the RFL) that will go with them. They’re just too quick,” he said. “Next week obviously we’ve had Brendan, so our structure will change a little bit, but we’ll keep those small forwards as ‘crumbers’. “That’s how we want it anyway – so if it does come to ground, we’ll have someone there.” Not that Orton will be making too much of Fevola’s whirlwind trip to the city.
While Sunday’s match is shaping as a major off-field boon for the Swans, the coach will be keeping a lid on the hype and hysteria in the changerooms. “It’s going to be exciting, definitely. It’s one of those things I suppose. I’ve played with other ex-AFL players so it’s nothing new to me, but other boys around the club it’s going to be a big thing for them.”
The Swans started strongly against Turvey Park and led by as much as 10 goals until some second-half lapses allowed the home side to chip away at the margin. Aside from three-goal heroes Kennedy and Duncan, Orton also praised the performances of Royce Johns, Jonathan Gastin, Daniel Peruzzi and Mathew Crack. Griffith had a total of 10 individual goalkickers, which Orton said was a sign of a team with plenty of spread and depth. “About three of those are backline players, so our run from the back was sensational as well,” he said. “It’s good to get those early wins on the board as soon as we can, because we want to play finals football and it takes the pressure off us later in the year.”
Former Overs and Murray midfielder Brandon Matthews also made his Swans debut, capping it off with two goals. Orton said the win was dedicated to brothers Mathew and Dean Crack, who both reached their 100 senior games milestones at Maher Oval. “The boys were thinking about it, and I mentioned it in our pre-game speech and after the game. It’s a great achievement, and that was for them,” he said.
((By Vince Rugari – The Area News, Monday April 15, 2013).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 15.10 (100) def by Ganmain-GGM 17.7 (109), Leeton-Whitton 6.11 (47) def by Narrandera 9.13 (67); SUN: Coolamon 21.14 (140) def Wagga 11.3 (69); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 7.7 (49) def Turvey Park 5.7 (37)
Goals: J Hampel 2, T Richards 2, D Dunbar, C Harrison
Best players: S Simpson, J Keenan, D Dunbar, J Hampel, B Tarr, T Shannon
Under 17: Turvey Park 17.18 (120) def Griffith 4.3 (27)
Goals: C Cunial 2, K Ruyg, B Moore
Best players: J Foley, R Holland, T Polkinghorne, C Matheson, M Peruzzi, C Cunial